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Volunteering is often seen through the lens of altruism – an act of selflessness to better the lives of others. However, beyond the noble intention of helping, there's a transformative power in volunteering that benefits the volunteer just as much, if not more. Many are awakening to the realization that giving back also equips them with valuable professional skills.

Read our latest blog post of you’re looking for ways to get creative with your Operation Warm gifting program.

Our August newsletter features our Back-to-school initiative (#SchoolReady), the impact of your gift, embracing CSR during the fall, and more! Check it out.

As summer comes to a close and businesses continue to reimagine what back to office means in 2023, the following trends are emerging to help workers feel more engaged and purpose-driven—whether they work in the office always, sometimes, or never.

Being properly equipped for the school year is important to helping kids thrive in the classroom and beyond. And for those living in poverty, the barrier to getting school-ready is higher than ever.

Does the thought of heading back to school inspire a few groans in your family? While starting a new grade is exciting, the shift from low-key summer days to early mornings and packed schedules can be a challenge for both kids and adults. Here are some tips to make the transition easier for everyone.

The integration of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) into business strategies has become an increasingly relevant factor in modern commerce. Far from being a peripheral concept, CSR brings about sustainable growth, strengthens brand reputation, and boosts employee morale and customer loyalty.

In 2019 Operation Warm partnered with Thomas'®, a leading producer of English muffins, bagels, and baked goods, partnered with Operation Warm, a national nonprofit dedicated to providing brand-new coats and shoes to children in need.

In our June Newsletter, we highlight the many ways you can expand your programming and impact through nonprofit partnerships.

As we jump into a warm summer filled with fun and family time, it's also an opportune time to consider the impact we can make through charitable giving. Keep reading our latest blog to dive into the many benefits of planning your nonprofit giving this summer.

In this blog post, we delve into an award-winning program between Operation Warm, a nonprofit organization delivering warmth, confidence, and hope to children in need, and FedEx, a global leader in logistics and delivery services. Through their combined efforts, they have managed to create a program that not only delivers essential items to children but also fosters community engagement and corporate social responsibility.

The need for shoes continues to grow, and Operation Warm is taking action.

Operation Warm and FedEx were selected for the award in recognition of their Empowerment Thru Volunteering campaign, which has provided impactful volunteer experiences for FedEx employees while leveraging shipping and logistics support from FedEx to serve thousands of children across the U.S. and Canada.

In an ever-evolving employment landscape, companies need to implement effective strategies to differentiate themselves and attract valuable talent across all sectors. In our latest blog, we'll explore three ways corporate volunteerism can help you attract this workforce.

In our April Newsletter, we highlight all of our volunteer opportunities in honor of national volunteer week! Learn how you can get involved and give back.

Each season, we hear incredible stories from our volunteers about how their experience with Operation Warm impacted them. Take a look at some of our favorites from this past season!

Volunteering is a great way to give back to your community, but it can be difficult to get started. Read our latest blog post for 10 volunteer opportunities that you can get do today!

To wrap up Women’s History Month, please join us in celebrating one of our beneficiary partner organizations and one of our funding partner organizations that are supporting women and girls in hope for a brighter future.

Operation Warm's March newsletter focuses on how we're stepping up to the plate in 2023 to gift more than ever before! We highlight our shoe programming, our Halo awards nomination, a CSR playbook, and more!

This Valentine's Day, we're sharing the love with you as we feature some of the stories from our beneficiaries and partners that filled our heart.

Shopping for a person who has everything—or want to gift something more meaningful? We’ve put together our favorite suggestions for when you're searching for gifts that can help you make a difference while delighting your recipient.

On December 8, 2022, Operation Warm reached a major milestone - serving our 5 millionth child! Thank you to everyone who has gotten us to where we are today - Here’s to serving the next five million with #Morethanacoat!

The Tuesday after Thanksgiving is the largest giving day of the year. Check out these 10 simple ways that you join the millions participating this year and give back on Giving Tuesday!

Halloween is a highlight of the year for kids—but this delightfully spooky holiday also comes with an increased risk of injury. Protect your young trick-or-treaters by following these essential tips for a safe and fun Halloween!

In a follow up from Operation Warm's last poverty update in March, we're seeing that relief from inflation has yet to become a reality for many who are struggling. Learn more about how poverty is currently impacting many Americans and how we can support those in need.

To celebrate this last day of National Hispanic Heritage Month we're highlighting a few of the many faces at Operation Warm. Read how their Hispanic and Latino roots empower them to engage with the communities we serve.

Remote work comes with tons of benefits, but one of the challenges can be keeping your team engaged and connected. 71% of workers say they find it imperative or very important to work for a company that supports giving and volunteering so we put together a list of ways that you can do just that!

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS) — Students at Mary C. Snow West Side Elementary got a head start on Thursday bundling up for the winter months.

SHREVEPORT, La. - Volunteers from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana, Vantage Health Plan and Healthy Blue are handing out new coats to more than 1,000 children at Monroe, Shreveport, and Bossier City schools this week.

Operation Warm partnered with Cardinal Health to help provide free brand-new coats and shoes to the children in Columbus.

Hundreds of kids in the greater Columbus area now have coats to keep warm this winter.

Back-to-school time means changes for the whole family. As a parent, here’s how you can prepare for the new school year and help your kids get ready to learn and thrive.

Ambitions for a successful school year may be high, but so are the costs for back-to-school supplies. In its 15th annual back-to-school survey, Deloitte, an international tax consulting firm, found that parents and guardians are spending approximately 27% more on school supplies than in 2019. But Operation Warm, a nationwide nonprofit organization that has provided coats to children in need for 23 years, will be working to provide students with shoes.

Operation Warm's Executive Director, Grace Sica, had the opportunity to speak with Adrienne Bankert on the financial hardships parents are experiencing this back-to-school season and how Operation Warm's #SchoolReady initiative is helping kids across the country as they make their way back into school.

Back to school season has begun, but with inflation rising and the days ticking down before the first day of school - it can be difficult to get everything your child needs to be school ready. Take a look at our ultimate checklist for back to school and where you can get supplies if you can't afford them!

Brenda Lee, Operation Warm's VP of Marketing, speaks on the critical need for brand-new shoes and coats for children this upcoming school year.

Summer is a great time to be a kid, but it can also lead to an increase in preventable injuries. Here's a list of ways to help kids enjoy a summer of fun while playing safely.

In the spirit of Independence Day, we’ve rounded up some kid-friendly activities and events in major cities throughout the U.S. Check out this blog to break out the sparklers and find a celebration near you!

For the second year in a row, Operation Warm is embarking on a Summer Kicks initiative to gift brand-new shoes to kids in need across the country and encourage safe outdoor play.

Father’s Day is a time to celebrate dad or another father figure you love—Let him know how much you care by saying thank you. Here are five reasons to say thank you this Sunday.

Operation Warm is all about getting outside this summer so, we’ve rounded up our top 10 favorite free or low-cost activities that are perfect for warm weather!

May is Leave a Legacy Month, a time to create awareness around the impact and benefits of leaving a planned gift. It’s the perfect time to reflect on the organizations and causes that are most important to you and plan how you can help sustain them far into the future.

Mother’s Day is a time to celebrate motherhood and the moms you love—whether these maternal figures were with you from birth or entered your life through acts of love and caring. Here are five reasons to say thank you this Sunday.

Another year into the COVID-19 pandemic, low-income families continue to exact a steep toll. Learn more about the long term effects and it's impact in the communities we serve.

For Operation Warm, inclusion, respect, kindness, and empathy have always been at the heart of our organization. Here are a ways you can participate in Black History Month with the children in your life.

MLK Day is a day dedicated to service and celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and legacy. As the only federal holiday designated as a National Day of Service, we’re providing you with some inspiration to get out and serve! 

Whether you have a few hours to dedicate to service or you are looking for a long-term volunteer opportunity, we want to encourage you to experience the benefits of volunteering for yourself.

Operation Warm is grateful for the support we have received from our government partners in 2021, enabling us to expand our reach to more children in need.

Gigi Ganatra from Nordstrom writes an Operation Warm guest blog post on how they're giving back.

Here's everything you need to know as you plan your end-of-year charitable giving.

Our Impact

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  • IGS Energy
  • Rite Aid
  • Exelon
  • Money Mart
  • Elks National Foundation, Inc.
  • The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
  • Pat's Coats for Kids
  • Morgan Stanley
  • WW Smith
  • Lazard
  • Wells Fargo
  • Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation
  • Benjamin Moore
  • FedEx
  • Abercrombie & Fitch Co.
  • Delilah Home
  • Thomas
  • Rotary Districts
  • Mountain America
    Mountain America
  • The Chicago Community Trust and Affiliates
  • TJX
  • bpx energy
  • Delta
  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Gerber
  • IAFF Local 2068 Fairfax County
  • PNC
  • Nordstrom
  • EQT
  • AccuWeather
  • Operation North Pole
  • Rock 99.9 KISW
  • Scott Spino Foundation
  • Heinz
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